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Top Seed And Top Kiwi Junior To Meet In Final

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 11:43 am | Squash New Zealand

The top seed and the top Kiwi junior will meet in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland. More >>

SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2018 winner

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 5:25 pm | SOUNZ

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize: David Chaulk with Reverie for cornet and piano. More >>

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:01 pm | TVNZ

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content to Date Today, TVNZ and NZ On Air celebrate the launch of their brand new children’s media platform, HEIHEI . More >>

Teaser Trailer for “Born Racer: the Scott Dixon Story”

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:59 am | Trigger Marketing

SATURDAY 26TH MAY NZDT Teaser Trailer Released for Brand New Feature Documentary “Born Racer: the Scott Dixon Story” More >>

Kiwis In Squash Semis In Auckland

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:46 am | Squash New Zealand

A New Zealand player is guaranteed a place in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland this weekend More >>

Return of the Champions

Friday, 25 May 2018, 4:46 pm | Christchurch Marathon

Two previous champions will go head to head at this year’s ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

‘PICTURES’ From the new album ‘For the Ancients’

Friday, 25 May 2018, 4:13 pm | Integrity Promotions

In full flight, RAW COLLECTIVE is a 12-piece LIVE Hip Hop band from Wellington. As with previous singles, ‘Coins (memories)’ and ‘Waterproof Coat’, RAW COLLECTIVE is back with a new single ‘Pictures’ complete with their signature infectious ... More >>

Night at Auckland Museum Returns this July

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:05 pm | Auckland Museum

Night at Auckland Museum Returns this July An immersive after-hours theatrical experience for children and adults The popular, sell-out event Night at Auckland Museum will come to life once more this winter at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In its ninth ... More >>

Sauvignon 2019 to celebrate NZ wine on a global stage

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:35 pm | NZ Winegrowers

Place, Purity and Pursuit will be the themes woven into the three-day International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration to take place in Marlborough during January 2019. More >>

Life: Darkness & Light

Friday, 25 May 2018, 1:41 pm | P Harrison

Inspired by real-life personal accounts in his life, author P Harrison (born February 7th , 1991 in Gisborne, New Zealand), tells a raw, brutally honest story about the negatives in his life, as well as its positives, merging & relating both the ... More >>

Pacific talent celebrated at Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:22 pm | Pacific Music Awards

Past winners and rising stars were recognised at tonight’s Vodafone Pacific Music Awards at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. More >>

Storms, rats and bad odours

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:16 am | New Plymouth District Council

The sights, sounds and smells – dirty linen and vomit included – of the voyages of the first organised Pākehā settlers to New Plymouth are being brought to life in a new exhibition by NPDC’s Puke Ariki. More >>

NZ’s Oldest Chorus Is Making Hearts Sing!

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:18 am | Arvida Group

If you think ‘touring with the band’ is something that’s reserved for the young, then you need to get tickets to see this inspiring show! On June 9, Arvida is proud to present a one-night only concert in Christchurch with New Zealand’s oldest pop ... More >>

NZ's first rainbow Toastmasters ready to reach for the skies

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:06 am | Toastmasters

Next month history will be made as OUTSpoken Toastmasters hosts its demonstration meeting with an aim to reach out to the wider rainbow community and showcase how Toastmasters can help people to develop their communication and leadership skills. More >>

Peter Stichbury, Preview Wednesday 30 May 6-8pm

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:03 am | Michael Lett

Michael Lett is pleased to present Altered States, a new body of work by Peter Stichbury, his second exhibition with the gallery. Drawing on the case studies of individuals who have experienced a temporary shift in consciousness, Altered States considers ... More >>

Robben Ford & Lydia Pense New Zealand Tour

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:55 am | Rodger Fox

American blues , jazz , and rock guitarist and named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine. More >>

Annie Crummer to headline Matariki Whanau Festival

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:34 am | Whangarei District Council

Council is proud to have legendary songwriter and singer Annie Crummer headlining the Matariki Whanau Festival at the Town Basin on Saturday 30 June (10am-2pm). More >>

Home court players to the fore at PSA Women's Classic

Friday, 25 May 2018, 8:51 am | PSA Women's World Squash Championship

Home court players to the fore at Court Tech PSA Women's Classic in Auckland More >>

Vai Funding Announced

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 6:41 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Following on from the box office and festival success of Waru, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to confirm production funding of Vai, from Waru producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions. More >>

ASB supports Wāhine Kākano

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 3:39 pm | ASB Bank

ASB is proud to support the inaugural Wāhine Kākano – The New Zealand Young Women’s Festival, taking place this weekend at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). More >>

Mt Albert & Pt Chevalier to play curtain-raiser for Warriors

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:31 pm | Auckland Rugby League

May 21, 2018 The Round 8 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership blockbuster between the Mt Albert Lions and Pt Chevalier Pirates will form part of this Saturday’s match day at Mount Smart Stadium. The clash of the ladder-leading Pirates and third-placed ... More >>

Former internationals named for Tonga NZ Residents

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:29 pm | Auckland Rugby League

May 24, 2018 Former New Zealand and Mate Ma’a Tonga representatives Epalahame Lauaki and Tevita Latu headline the Tonga New Zealand Residents squad named to play Auckland on June 2 at Mount Smart Stadium. In a decorated 11-year career which saw ... More >>

Concrete underpasses to become canvasses for street artists

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:47 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Some of the world’s best-known current artists, such as JR, Banksy and Shepard Fairey earned their reputation on the street. Street art is a visual art created in public locations and has often been unsanctioned. More >>

Judges announced for prestigious Parkin Drawing Award

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:35 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, collectors, and academics have been selected for 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. More >>

Wellington Pop Up Store

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:24 pm | The Paper Rain Project

“We work with amazing people who know that business can be about ethical products, beautiful designs and social enterprise,” Indigo Greenlaw. More >>

Ryman Healthcare launches opera scholarship

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:29 am | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare has announced the endowment of a scholarship to the Melba Opera Trust, which will see the company’s long-running support for the arts extend across the Tasman. More >>

Young NZ explorers halfway in Greenland crossing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:24 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Four intrepid young explorers crossing the Greenland Ice Cap have just reached the halfway point on their gruelling 560-kilometre expedition. The team are making the crossing on skis, dragging 60 kilograms of supplies and equipment behind them on ... More >>

PSA Squash Tournament Comes To Auckland

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:58 am | PSA Women's World Squash Championship

Professional squash comes to Auckland this week with the US$5,000 Court Tech Women’s Classic on the PSA tour. More >>

Visibility Paradigm Exhibition, AK Festival of Photography

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:57 am | Unitec

Visibility Paradigm Exhibition at Unitec’s Gallery One as part of Auckland Festival of Photography More >>

Academic Warns Commission Plans Threaten Indigenous Culture

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:42 am | Melissa Derby

The Human Rights Commission’s plans to penalise what it calls “disharmonious speech” directed at the religions of ethnic minorities could be bad for Māori, says a University of Canterbury Māori academic, Melissa Derby. More >>

Small documentaries that make a big impact

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:39 am | Loading Docs

May 24, 2018 (Auckland) - LOADING DOCS , Aotearoa’s most successful short documentary initiative, returns for 2018 with 10 new filmmaking teams ready to turn their ideas into short films that make a lasting impact. More >>

Silvermoon Tactix 49 defeat Northern Stars 48

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:33 am | Netball NZ

Celebrating their first match of the season at home, the Silvermoon Tactix pinched a last-gasp 49-48 win over the Northern Stars in Christchurch today. More >>

OGLOW Winter Solstice – One Night Only

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:27 am | OGO Rotorua

The hill side of Mt Ngongotaha will be awash with colour and light on the evening of Thursday 21 June 2018 in celebration of this year’s Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. More >>

Stan Walker Film Sweeps Awards

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 8:54 pm | Doc Edge Festival

Ruckus Media and Kiwi Director Mitchell Hawkes, won big at the 13th annual Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival awards this evening at Q Theatre for the moving and intimate feature film Stan and short documentary Born This Way: Awa’s ... More >>

Host Families Needed in New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:09 pm | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

New Zealand is a magnificent country, why not join the Student Exchange family and expose an exchange student to the beauty of our country. The benefits are amazing. More >>

Frances Edmond joins 2018 Shanghai Writing Program

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:01 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

Frances Edmond has been selected as the third New Zealand writer to join the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s International Writing Program. Frances is a Waiheke Island based writer and reviewer who works across disciplines in film, theatre and literature. ... More >>

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raises $1.25 million

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:27 pm | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters taking part in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raised more than $1.25 million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. More >>

Dodds Calls Time on Triathlon Career

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:47 pm | Tony Dodds

Wanaka’s Tony Dodds has called time on his triathlon career, ending 13 years of training and racing at the top level in a career that has taken him around the world to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games, and multiple World Championship events wearing ... More >>

The Vikings are coming to play on Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:33 pm | Wellycon

Wellycon, New Zealand’s biggest and friendliest annual board game convention, will open its doors again this year at Wellington Girls’ College for its 11th edition. On Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2-3 June 2018, it will welcome over 600 board gamers ... More >>

Kapiti Projects Get Creative NZ Funding

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:14 am | Kapiti Coast District Council

Fourteen creative Kāpiti groups and individuals will benefit from the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding grants through Creative NZ. More >>

Snowplanet’s 3D dining experience a first for New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:14 am | Snowplanet

An innovative multi-sensorial 3D culinary experience that’s the hit of the London dining scene is making its New Zealand debut at Snowplanet. More >>

More New Zealanders attending Pacific arts events

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:10 am | Creative NZ

New Zealanders’ attendance at Pacific arts events has reached an all-time high, according to the results of a national arts engagement survey, released today by Creative New Zealand. More >>

Māori Arts helps drive national engagement to record high

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:07 am | Creative NZ

New Zealanders’ increasing attendance and participation in Ngā Toi Māori (Māori Arts) has contributed to a record high 80 % national arts engagement, according to new research. More >>

Colonial history’s impact on indigenous people - exhibition

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:31 am | Porirua City Council

The tragic impact of colonial settlement on indigenous Australians is a key theme in a new exhibition at Pātaka Art + Museum. More >>

New Zealand’s Busiest Mum

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:21 am | The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club New Zealand has announced the winner of New Zealand’s busiest and most deserving mum. More >>

Battle Begins for 2018 Dirt Guide Honours

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:09 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 23, 2018: Perhaps our next national champion or international hero will be among those in action near Tokoroa this weekend. More >>

Three 100-year-old diaries returning home to New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:57 am | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Three original First World War diaries currently held in Leeds University’s Liddle collection will be returned to New Zealand as a result of an agreement with the University, Neill Atkinson, Chief Historian Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, ... More >>

Dame Malvina Major Foundation award buys young cellist time

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:51 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Cellist Sally Kim says winning a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award will help buy her time as she heads to the United States to further her studies. More >>

Take the stage at 2018 Auckland Diwali Festival

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:38 am | ATEED

Auckland Diwali Festival organisers want to hear from performers interested in being part of this year’s festival, which attracts thousands of spectators and is one of the most popular annual cultural festivals on Auckland’s calendar. More >>

IRONMAN legend signs up for Pioneer Mountain Bike Race

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:35 am | The Pioneer

With the event at 90% capacity, IRONMAN legend Cameron Brown and good mate Andrew Smith (team Vital Greens) have taken the plunge and signed on the dotted line to confirm their place in the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race. More >>

It’s About Whakapapa: Moko kauwae is not for Pākehā!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:31 am | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Recent social media spaces have seen the emergence of a heated yet very articulate and informed discussion as to the right of non-Māori to wear moko kauwae, or traditional Māori women’s skin carving. Although instigated by what some would describe as ... More >>

The most popular Star Wars movie in New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:21 am | howtowatch

Friday is May 25th which means it's time for Star Wars fans around the world to start celebrating the anniversary of one of the most iconic film series in existence. In honor of Star Wars' 41st anniversary, the team at released a report ... More >>

Change is afoot at CoCA

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:16 am | COCA Gallery

Change is afoot at CoCA with a new collab space launching at Lux Café and a new programming schedule for our Ground Floor Gallery, beginning with Vestiges, the latest installment of Tim Veling’s ongoing photographic documentation of Christchurch’s ... More >>

SAE Snares Sponsorship Deal with Drummer’s Day Out

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:25 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

Founder and event organiser Swap Gomez walks to the beat of his own drum. The Yoko Zuna drummer is a multi talented machine that appears to never sleep. But he must, because on top of being a qualified teacher, a director, producer and editor he also ... More >>

BMNZ presents: NZ Premiere & young NZ star pianist

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:42 pm | Bach Musica

Bach Musica NZ continues its 2018 concert series with two very distinct composers of the early 19th century in the grandiose setting and great acoustic of their musical residency at Auckland Town Hall on Sunday, 3 June at 5pm. More >>

WBOP Magic and Hobbiton Unveil Special Match Dress

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:23 pm | Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

WBOP Magic and Hobbiton™ Movie Set Unveil Special Match Dress Media Release Tuesday 22 May More >>

Blind Foundation library service now open to all

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:16 pm | Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation library service now open to all Kiwis with a print disability Did you know there are an estimated 168,000 Kiwis living with a print disability? And did you know less than 10% of published information generally available to the community, ... More >>

Auckland Art Fair to Open to a Packed Audience

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:53 pm | Auckland Art Fair

Art lovers, collectors and curators have arrived in Auckland from around the country and the world to view and buy from New Zealand’s premier international showcase for contemporary art, The Auckland Art Fair (AAF). More >>

Pop-up Globe set to conquer Sydney

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:24 pm | Pop Up Globe

New Zealand’s most successful theatrical export ever, Pop-up Globe, today announces it is off to conquer Sydney! Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe, will team up again ... More >>

The Great DIY BurlesKiwi 2018!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:38 am | DIY Burlskiwi

In the best tradition of Kiwi ingenuity and the #8 wire mentality, proving you can bring fabulousness to the stage on a budget, DIY BurlesKiwi is the kind of Burlesque show that speaks to the New Zealand psyche. Since its first year in 2015, DIY BurlesKiwi ... More >>



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